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CBS
Sep 15, 2010 12:00pm EDT
>>> this is 9 news now. >>> i'm jc hayward. thanks for joining us. council chairman vincent gray won the democratic mayoral primary unseating mayor fenty. gray is holding a news conference right now. so let's get right to it. kristin fisher is standing by at the washington hotel in northwest washington. >> reporter: after a wild night of waiting for all the returns to come in, we are moments away from hearing from vince gray. we're expecting him to discuss the next steps for his campaign. he will be on the ballot in the november general election, but keep in mind there is no republican challenger, so gray will almost certainly be dc's next mayor, barring something absolutely crazy from happening from now until then. gray beat fenty by seven points. it was 53% to 48%, which is closer than the polls predicted. we are waiting for 10% of the returns to come in, but the voting broke down geographically. here's how fenty took wards one, two, three and six. that's predominantly northwest, central dc, georgetown, dupont, captiol hill, chinatown and gray took four, five, seven, eight and
CBS
Sep 15, 2010 7:00pm EDT
rhee and if you haven't, can you give us an idea of how that conversation will go? >> i placed a call to her and i didn't get her. i'm sure she's busy today, she's running the schools obviously. but we will talk. >> will you ask her to stay or will you wait until you hear her plans. >> we won't make any plans at all until after the general election. >> reporter: and it may be the least prosperous residents that cost fenty. he promised to work on the transition with gray. he declined to engage on what went wrong, from sweeping all wards four years ago to losing. >> i don't kind of space my tough decision-making and engagement out over a long period of time. i ran every day as mayor of the district of columbia as if it was my last. i worked as hard as i could every day. >> reporter: fenty ruled out a write-in campaign or a run for kwame brown a vacant council seat and said it's unlikely he'll ever run for office again. >>> in maryland, big changes in store for prince george's county thanks to term limits and the primary results. new faces will take the reins in all of the major county o
CBS
Sep 13, 2010 4:30am EDT
policies that got us in to this mess. >> reporter: recent polls show that the majority of americans support letting tax cuts for the healthy expire. it is concerning one group that could play a major role in the elections. tens of thousands of tea party activists hit the street on sunday. the group is counting on members to turn out in large numbers come november. >> this is a rebellion like i have never seen. i have never seen the people more engaged in their government. >> reporter: pub cabs argue raising taxes on the rich will only hurt the economy but the obama administration insists it has no choice. >> what we cannot afford to do is pass 700 billion additional dollars of tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires. >> reporter: the tax debate could hit the house floor later this month. tara mergener, cbs news, washington. >>> law enforcement in calvert county are searching for people who fired in to the homes of several officers. the trooper was not home but his wife and 5-year-old child were inside. the deputy and his family were home when the shooting happened. detectives are looking
CBS
Sep 7, 2010 6:00am EDT
, grabbed a beer and went down the emergency chute. he is charged with criminal mischief. >>> the u.s. is bidding to host the 2018 to 2022 event and washington could host some of the games. rfk stadium held games in 1894. >>> also today employees at discovery communications head back to work. their offices are back open for the first time since the standoff. lindsey mastis live in downtown silver spring with more on the story. good morning, lindsey. >> reporter: good morning. discovery's 1900 employees were granted what is called liberal leave. that means they didn't have to come back to work until today. so far we have seen some people walking around the building but it is still early. some employees returned to the discovery headquarters the next day, right after the attacks because during the evacuation many people left their personal items like car keys, clap tops and cell phones. discovery had a dozen grief counselors on hand to help employees. >> it just makes me really sad that these kinds of senseless acts of violence are going on and people can't find a more creative way to p
CBS
Sep 16, 2010 5:00am EDT
for us, and every election from here on. we will make improvements. >> reporter: the executive director of elections says they got to keep accurate parts right but the third issue is speed an they expect to be faster in november. >>> as you know, vincent gray beat mayor fenty and he faces no republican opposition in november. so one big question gray has been asked is whether he will keep schools chancellor rhee. bruce johnson tried to get an answer yesterday. >> reporter: will you ask her to stay or will you wait until you hear what her plans are? >> no. we are not going to make personnel decisions until after the general election. >> reporter: some gray supporters like the teachers union, want rhee ousted. some others argue she should be urged to stay on for the sake of an orderly transition. >>> now that he has conceded the race, what's next for mayor fenty? he insists he will charge ahead for the next 106 day he is still mayor and he has no other job offers a this point. he has a law degree but spent little time practicing law and got in to trouble with the dc bar when he died did -
CBS
Sep 15, 2010 5:00am EDT
martin will soon hit the auction block in london. it comes with the fun toys sean connery used in the film like the bulletproof shield. the car is expected to go for $5 million. i love the bond movies. >> the machine gun is activated. >> the whole nine yards. they have $5 million to spend. i want to save a little money. what do you have in the next half hour. >> this is news for the rest of us. we will save green while being green. some downs on great green products. >> i'm with you. i love the bond films. >>> surveillance a video of an armed robbery in ashburn. the bandit asked for change and when the clerk opened the register, the man grabbed a knife, pulled out the money and ran. they think the same robber hit a hair cutterry and taco bell earlier this month. >>> 62year -old ronald burr jess was walking to work yesterday when the accident happened. the prince georges county officer said he never saw burgess coming and he was wearing dark clothing and was not in a cross walk. the department is investigating. >>> a woman struck by a car in adams morgan earlier this monday as d
CBS
Sep 14, 2010 5:00am EDT
. it is the next front on thursday night and friday that has more promise for us. 59 easton and cambridge. 70 if you believe it in orange. winchester 67. up the road, martinsburg 58. manassas is 59. frederick and gaithersburg 57 and andrews is 62. we have 66 a couple of clouds mixing up there. 59 on the dew point and the humidity is 78% and a light southwesterly wind at six. it was calm last hour. so the front is up in this part of the world, but there's no real weather with it. you see showers across new york state and to the west, as well. storm system gathering in the middle of the country. that's going to be moving toward us. first we get the front. perhaps a few clouds with it this afternoon and this evening. tonight mainly clear. winds will start to relax as that storm pulling away -- pulls away. as we head to thursday look at this through the midwest. that could bring us shower activity on thursday night in to friday morning. this is igor, another perspective and if this doesn't turn it is right on-line for the northern leeward islands but the good news with the storm, even though it i
CBS
Sep 9, 2010 5:00pm EDT
in as a shed fire. that's where the shed used to be. but when it was burning, winds sent the flames 20 feet away to this row of the town houses melting that vinyl siding. >> vinyl siding covers all these town houses. highly flammable. a good temperature. so the threat of the fire as it goes up here to the topics, quickly made their way to the attic in the roof area. >> reporter: now, of course, it could have been much worse, but the neighbors knocked on doors, getting everybody out. the firefighters got all the pets. and just incredible. a little big. actually, this is a heavy cat found alive inside the burned townhouse. can you believe it? or owner has a huge smile on her face. as all the pets made it out okay. it was a hot and raging fire. >> and she looks almost as big as you are. >> like 20 pounds. 15 years old, that cat. unbelievable. burned whiskers. >> did those town homes have fire walls? >> they absolutely do have fire walls. you can see the brick coming out. but the brick does not come far enough out. that's the way it is. and the vinyl siding is so flammable that the fire gets up
CBS
Sep 14, 2010 6:00am EDT
of us are washing our hands. a study in the "usa today" found 85% of adults say they wash their hands in public restroom rooms. however, when it comes to the sexes, the study says only 77% of men wash compared with 93% of women. >>> it is 8 after the hour. ahead a health alert about peripheral artery disease. it can be deadly if you don't know the warning signs. in three minutes, what you need to look out for. and learn about free testing coming up later this week. >>> right now our ocuss on maryland's weather and traffic. here's howard. >> no fog this morning. that's good. a little cool to start but we are in for a good looking tuesday an here. we start the day with 60s and even 50s out in parts of western maryland by 9:00 in the 860s 860s. -- angie has the maryland tuesday traffic. >> that's right. sky 9 is hovering over the roads. a live look at conditions on 4 t 5 near the georgia avenue exit. right now we are watching congestion build on the outer loop. that's the right of the screen making your way from new hampshire avenue to this spot. we are lacking a plus five minutes and gr
CBS
Sep 6, 2010 11:00pm EDT
the popular shopping center with the latest tonight. gary. >> reporter: well, anita, that surely got us scurrying out here. turns out the explosions, the sounds of tires exploding as a result of car fires. this happened as we sat on the first floor of the parking garage. take a look at the big suv prominent in the picture. that is where firefighters believe the fire started in the engine compartment of that big suv. it spread to two other cars. three cars destroyed by fire. five others damaged by heat. that big suv owned by a family we saw sitting on the bumper of another car wondering how they're going to get home. the initial investigation make it appear this was an accident. so some big problems for the people whose cars were destroyed. big problem for damaged cars. and inconvenience for shoppers here. john price. >> we had to close down the parking garage for a little bit until we could determine what we had and what we needed to do. we worked with the tyson security. and once we determined the area that we needed to confine, the personnel too and ensure no one ems was in the area,
CBS
Sep 7, 2010 5:00pm EDT
's threat to burn copies of the muslim holy book could endanger u.s. troops serving overseas. christian, carrie jones says he's prepared to burn copies of the choran this weekend to mark the anniversary of the september 11 attacks. leaving open the possibility he'll change his mind. >> want to send a clear message to the peaceful muslims. we have freedom of speech. we have freedom of religion. they are more than welcome to be here. more than welcome to worship. more than welcome to build mosques, but our 9/11 demonstration, our 9/11 protest is to send a clear message to the radical element of islam that we will not tolerate that in america. >> un-american and the u.s. commander in afghanistan says the image of a burning choran would insight more violence. delia joins us with more from our local military community. >> they will let general patraeus speak for them on this issue. however, lotteds of folks here in town agree and share the same fear that this protest could spark more violence. in the town of quantico, where american flags fly just steps from the marine base, love of count
CBS
Sep 15, 2010 6:00am EDT
advice on refinancing your home. jessica doyle tells us the cost and penalties you want to consider. right now our focus on maryland weather and traffic. here's howard. >> a cool morning and a beautiful afternoon across maryland. we will get you twoing. might need a light jacket or sweater. by 9:00 in the 60s to 70s. 64 frederick. noontime temperature, camp springs 75. 73 gaithersburg and gorgeous 78 in cambridge. this afternoon we will top off in the low 80s in most areas. near the bay upper 70s to around 80. >> the weather sounds so fantastic and really no real problems to report as we take a look at river road and goldsboro road. it is clear this way. next to 117 and muddy branch, same situation where all the lain lanes are wide open. 9 news now will be back after these messages. >>> jessica has some home financing 101. >> people are excited about mortgage rates. they are at record lows and you can save a lot of money if you want to do refinancing right now. say you have a $300,000 loan at 6%. you get a 4-point a% mortgage to refinance. you are going to save $270 a month on that
CBS
Sep 14, 2010 11:00pm EDT
because of the tabulation problems that they have been having. >> much later than i think most of us expected. >> absolutely. >>> some tense moments is at large councilmen phil mendelson waits to see if voters send him back after 12 years. >> they claim his challenger michael brown has benefitted from name confusion, many people thinking he's actually the sitting at large council member michael a brown. however, mendelson is still confident. >> my sense is that there were a large number of voters who were aware of the name confusion, and that awareness was really what the challenge was. >> his name is on the ballot. if people want to vote for him, they can vote for him. why is he concerned why people are voting for someone else? he should be concerned about why people aren't voting for him. >> an if he is elected, brown says he will work for dc voting rights. we should know he is a dc shadow senator and that is why it was created as an advocate for dc. >>> another showdown is michael jackson for prince george's county executive. gary nurenberg has been following the candidate all day
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